Emma Vickery is a writer and filmmaker based in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Growing up a country kid and voracious movie buff, she sought adventure far beyond her patch of the WA wheatbelt. After graduating with a BA/BA (Hons) in creative writing and film and television from Curtin University she hightailed it to Europe to start an illustrious film career. Instead, she worked as a Christmas elf at Harrods, among other things. After eight years working in film and TV art departments, the last two have seen Emma focus on writing and directing.
Her screenwriting credits include the coming-of-age short film Polarised (2012) starring Olivia Dejonge which went on to screen at Flickerfest and St. Kilda film festivals, win Best Australian Comedy at Sydney’s World of Women film festival, and was also broadcast on SBS. The short comedy Barry (2019) saw Emma’s directorial debut and selection at Tropfest. Her latest short is the Screenwest funded drama Antecedents (2020) starring Hayley McElhinney. Emma was also one of five teams selected to pitch at Screen Australia’s Pitcher Perfect competition in 2019 with her tragicomedy web series Buffa, currently in development. She is passionate about sharing Australian stories and seeks authenticity, heart, and sometimes a little bit of the absurd in all her work.
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